The VEHICLE project achieved all its objectives:
Below you can find the main outcomes of VEHICLE:
Secure the market demand and marketability of the produced intermediate molecules by demonstrating their use in a minimum of 5 end applications: Novamont demonstrated the conversion of the obtained building blocks into optimized biodegradable polyesters and compostable bioplastics and validated their use by producing prototypes for different packaging applications, i.e., thermoformed trays, paper coated biopolymers enhancing the possible End-of-Life for such products (i.e. organic and/or paper recycling). Avantium demonstrated the use of the produced intermediate molecules in the end applications including various bioplastics (bio-PET for bottles, PEF containing plantMEGTM), ice protection formulations, heat transfer fluids for car engine protection, and heat transfer fluids for solar panels.
Finally, the expected impacts of VEHICLE are the following: